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President's Plan Would
Never Pass Congress
AN "AUTHORITATIVE source" has reported
that the President has originated another
plan to take over the Administration's headache
of pegging prices. According to a Free Press cor-
respondent, Roosevelt plans to junk the OPA and
propose that Congress finance the purchasing of
all crops.
The national purchasing agent would pre-
sent a bill to the country for approximately
$5,000,000,000 and $6,000,000,000 yearly.
Judging from the relations between Congress
and the President the whole idea seems im-
possible. One cannot imagine an already ir-
ritable farm block saying, "Yes, we will pass
this greatest of subsidization programs."
The merits of the system are easily recogniz-
able. Agricultural products bought at standard
price would be sold nationally at fixed prices
thus ending the difficulties that the OPA has so
recently been troubled with.
The system, while economically sound, has
practically no public appeal for the purse-
string holders in Congress. Every Chamber of
Commerce in the country, and' every manu-
facturing association would raise the flags
socialism and communism against such a
If the "authoritative source" has his facts
straight-the OPA may die, but the President's
new plan, practical on paper, would never pass
the present Congress and probably would not
get a vote of confidence from the people. Sug-
gest something else, Mr. Roosevelt.
-Margaret Frank
Rome Safety Depends
Only on Italian Fascists
FDR'S STATEMENT Friday offering no as-
surance that Rome might not be bombed
again keeps the question of the declaration of
the Italian capital as an open city on the front
The President told reporters that the Allies
for more than a year had sought to have the
Italian Fascist leaders declare Rome an open
city which would free it from attack.
Their efforts have obviously been without
They have been unsuccessful because Italian
Fascists do not want to move their established
troops, defenses, military installments, fac-
tories, or transportation facilities for moving
supplies from Rome.
Mussolini and his henchmen would rather
rely, though not so confidently now, on the ap-
peals of the venerated Vatican to Allied war
AS ROME STANDS now, it is an important
military center with airports, munition fac-
tories, and immense marshalling yards for the
transportation of troops and guns to southern
The President emphasized the bombing was
dictated by military necessity to save the lives
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While We Watch
TODAY WE watch an Army Unit here on
Not publicity release mind you. This is a big
Army and I don't believe any one outfit should
get a loud fanfare except in cases of very special
merit. But I'd like to cite the record of this par-
ticular group since they've been here, just by
way of giving them recognition for their services.
You can decide whether they were worthy of a
nod or not.
I'm speaking of Co. A, 3651st Service Unit
formerly the 1694th Service Unit. These boys
came down here last January, the first enlisted
men's contingent to arrive. Their schedule has
called for 24 hours a week of steady classwork
and up to two and a half hours a day of mil-
itary work, which includes mainly marching
and field work. The nature of their course
makes it necessary for them to average three
to four hours and more a night of study.
So much for their duties. There are other
Army units that work as hard or harder, al-
though I don't believe there are many college
groups who are under the peculiar strain of their
work. They're not permitted to speak freely about
it, so you'll have to take their word for it.
But despite this grind, Co. A has managed to
squeeze in a number of extracurricular enter-
prisesthat few other service groups could equal.
In the first place it must be said in fairness, these
boys have a lot of talent, their members come
from every corner of the world, and. a compila-
tion of their I.Q. Averages would probably find
them one of the very top units in the Army. Put-
ting it all together, they've been able to turn
out a musical comedy, a summer radio program,
and I see they're planning on giving a musical
concert at Hill Auditorium come Aug. 15.
WHEN THEY FIRST came down here, the boys
were given morale shows by several
well-meaning townspeople and faculty members,
but after about three of these, they took over
themselves, and found their own specialty acts
were more entertaining that civilian offerings.
The outgrowth of this was their play, "kips in
the Bud," which ran three days at Lydia Men-
delssohn, and which I think was the funniest
thing to hit Ann Arbor for the past four years.
They're slated to put it on again here soon, to
sell war bonds.
That's another feature about this outfit,
their willingness to perform. They've put their
show on at the Willow Run Air Force base, the
first entertainment the men out there have
had, and they're scheduled to appear before
other units. They've put skits on for several
civilian groups and charitable organization;
their chorus, which broadcasts Saturday
mornings at ten, has sung for churches, and
they'll headline-the concert.
In fact, they've done more to bolster civilian
morale in a sense than the civilians have done
for the Army. And the most important point is
that most of this is done on their own time,
which amounts to about two hours a day.
I can cite other enterprises they've cooked
up, such as a crack platoon which did some
fancy marching for the populace in the Bond
Parade last week, and a marching formation
which features for tempo, bagpipes, somewhat of
a distinction in the U.S. Army. A few of their
number have competed unofficially on Michigan
athletic teams, and several more would be handy
men to have around if the Army allowed service-
men to join college squads.
I don't want to cite personalities for fear of
slighting somebody in the unit, but I can say
they have an unusual bunch with an exceptional
capacity for work, on and off their free time.
That's their story in outline, though they
might not like to see it in print. As I say, I leave it
up to you to decide whether they deserve a little
Oh, yes-afterthought-They're really hum-
an underneath it all. Their feet hurt just as
much and they gripe just as loud as any other
G. I. outfit. -F.M.

Army Order Confuses
Status of ROTC Men
use of the fine art of "griping" really had
something to complain about after the War De-
partment decided advanced ROTC men may re-
turn to their universities.
All of Michigan's 167 ROTC students were
placed on active duty here last March, which
was fine. In fact, it was a relief to most of the
fellows to know at long last just where they
stood in the general picture of fighting the
In June the men left their "bright idyllic col-
lege days" behind them, at least for the dura-
tion. They were sent to Camp McCoy, Wis., and
other replacement centers for their basic mili-
tary training. Only one went directly to officer
At last they were really in the Army. And
all their college training was preparing them
for OCS-or so they thought.
Well, the studies and the drilling and the
tests have prepared some for OCS--at least all
those who own that bit of sheepskin that signi-
fies four years of college completed.
BUT THE FELLOWS who were jerked out of
school and put in the Army now find them-

Donilnile Says
"GIVE US TO build above the deep intent,"
says Drinkwater in his poem "A Prayer."
Here is a terse putting of the relation of meta-
physics to political institutions. It is commonly
assumed that the world-wide debacle causing
revolution is due to the failure of spiritual
values. We have been told continually that the
basic principles by which we live are not con-
vincing. Hence the revolt. In the recent Confer-
ence on Religion, three facts to the contrary
seemed to emerge:*
1. The basic religious ideals and principles
common to Confucianism, Judaism and Chris-
tianity would be wholly adequate if we only had
in China, in Europe, in America the necessary
social and political institutions functionally di-
2. The laws and institutions by which per-
sons in our present world get on, together are
in "a lag." Men 'might be as good as Moses,
Confusius or Jesus and yet in an aggregation
like Detroit, Shanghai, or London would
starve if the truck gardener's commodity was
improperly distributed. Babies would die
quickly if pasteurized milk failed to reach the
third floor back. Disease would wipe out whole
blocks if sanitary devices were defective and
the health department delinquent. Goodwill
would fail in industry if the distribution of the
work and earnings was inadequate. Also, if
some functionary halted the process deliber-
ately for personal profit, even an adequate
system would fail. The result would be civil
In Washtenaw County, there is an abundance
of adherence to Christian principles as a meta-
physics. Yet we experience growing hatreds, in-
tense fears, sullen grudges beneath the surface,
sinful design of in-groups against the outlander
and a clash of farmer with industrial worker just
because such political and social instruments as
the county government, our real-estate prac-
tices, the building code, inter-racial exchange,
housing authorities and employment methods
are totally inadequate to the production de--
mands. That is, the lag is political and social.
Goodwill is held up by antiquated political de-
vices and unwillingness of citizens to reserve or
remake these instruments. This "holding up"
then becomes a charge against that metaphysi-
cal good. Potential good becomes actual evil..
3. This line of reasoning is strengthened by the
fact that in Russia we see a modernizing of the
social and political instruments. As a result, in
spite of sweeping repudiation of Orthodox Chris-
tianity, the people, led by a great Soviet strate-
gist, are succeeding in the most colossal battles
in human history. It would seem, therefore,.that
unless man can apply his spiritual values in this
present world the men most eager to serve in our
present world will utterly repudiate them and
that revolt will be justified by an appeal to nec-
essity. Hence, only when successfully applied, can
spiritual principles become social values.
"Knowledge we ask not, knowledge Thou has lent
But Lord, the will,-there lies our bitter need,
Give us to build above the deep intent.
The deed, the deed."
-Edward W. Blakeman
Counselor in Religious Education
I'd RX a t h e .r
Be Right__
NEW YORK, July 25-The Russian counter-
offensive begins in July this year, not in No-
In other words, any kind of weather can be
good weather for our side. The Russians have
torn up their old military calendar. There is no
month, any more, which need necessarily' be a

good month for Hitler. What the Russian ex-
ploit on the Orel front tells us is that history
can be made on any Thursday morning, and
without first checking the thermometer.
At the beginning of this war the summers
belonged to Hitler, the winters belonged to no-
body. Good weather was pro-Nazi. Bad weather
was neutral.
Now we stare at the fact that the Russians
have stopped the biggest German tank offen-
sive of the entire war, not in three months, but
in eight days. An offensive which would once
have gained the Germans 300 running miles of
territory now gains them nothing. Russian
penetrations in eight days of counter-attack
are twice as deep as German penetrations in
eight days of the original offensive.
Whereas Germany is bleeding from a cut fin-
ger in Sicily, she is bleeding from a cut artery
in Russia. We and the British are fighting mag-
nificently in Sicily. Our spirit, planning and style
have amazed the world. But if we win in Sicily,
we do not win the war. If we win in Italy, we do
not win the war. If the Russians win the great
battle around Orel, they may come very close to
winning the war. One campaign is not decisive,
the other is decisive. The question is whether we
must not begin to think of moving over into the
sphere of more decisive events, so that at the
conclusion of a campaign we may hope to have,
not Sicily, but victory.



SUNDAY, JULY 25, 1943
VOL. LIII, No. 21-S
All notices for The Daily Official Bulle-
tin are to be sent to the Office of the
Summer Session in typewritten form by
3:30 p.m. of the day preceding its publi-
cation, except on Saturday when the no-
tices should be submitted by 11:30 a.m.
Mail is being held at the Business
Office of the University, Room 1, U.
Hall, for the following people: Marie
Agieka, James Ball, Jeanette E.
Beard, Benson M. Boutte, Dr. Maur-
ice Brooks, Dr. Caperier, Mrs. Leroy
Carr, Jack Chard, Shirlee Cochrane,
Harriet Dunn, P. R. Dusenbury, Wal-
ter Eiseman, Theodore Erickson, Dr.
S. E. Gould, Dr. Howard Goodwin,
Robert Hampton, Mrs. John C. Har-
dy, Reece Hatchitt, Thomas E.
Hauch, Kenneth Hawkins, Mrs. W.
W. Hoisington, James Masuda, Rob-
ert Moran, Dorothy Neff, Dr. T. K.
Neel, Stella Ogren, Alfred W. Owens,
David T. Portius, Kenneth Rise, Oli-
ver Sievert, Dr. Allen S. Smith, Edna
A. Steyr, Dr. Margaret Sumwalt,
Robert Swain, Clinton Texter, Dr.
W. H. Toulson, Dr. Otto Trietel, Mrs.
Frank Turner, Prof. Harold E. Wal-
lace, Edith White, Mary F. Wilcoxon.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
is sponsoring the second meeting in
its summer series. The subject for
discussion will be FUTURE TRENDS
The meeting will be held on Tues-
day, July 27, at 7:30 p.m. inkthe
Rackham Lecture Hall. The speaker
will be Mr. Montague A. Clark, Mich-
igan State Director, War Manpower
Commission, Detroit.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments has received notice of the fol-
lowing Civil Service Examinations
for the State of Michigan: Cook
$100 to $115 per month; Fingerprint
Clerk, $105 to $125 per month; Fish
Culture Aide, $100 to $115 per month;
Food Service Helper, $100 to $115
per month; Key Drive Calculator
Clerk, $115 to $135 per month; Man-
ual Worker, $110 to $125 per month.
Further information may be had
from the notices which are on file
in the office of the Bureau of Ap-
pointments, 201 Mason Hall, office
hours 9-12 and 2-4.
-Bureau of Appointments and
Occupational Information
All men on campus, freshmen, up-
perclassmen, and graduate students,
are cordially invited by the Univer-
sity of Michigan Men's Glee Club to
a Get-Together Smoker and Sing at
the Michigan Union, Room 305,
Monday, July 26, 7 to 8 p.m. Michi-
gan Song Books will be provided.
Michigan Sailing Club: Meeting
Monday, July 28, 7:15 p.m. Room
302, Michigan Union.
Beginners' Class in Social Dancing:
To be held in the Michigan League
Grand Rapids Room on Tuesdays
from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. First class
meets July 27.
Anyone interested in joining a
Red Cross lifesaving class Wednes-
days from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. call Kay
Vedder, 4018 Stockwell Hall.
Faculty of the College of Litera-
ture, Science, and the Arts: The five-
week freshman reports will be due
Saturday, July 31, in the Academic
Counselors' Office, 108 Mason Hall.
-Arthur Van Duren
Chairman, Academic Counselors
University Lecture: On Monday,
July 26, at 4:15 p.m. Mr. George A.
Fitch, a Director of the Chinese In-
dustrial Cooperatives will speak on

"The Chinese Indusco." The lecture
will be in the Rackham Amphithea-
University Lecture : On Tuesday,
July,27, at 4:15 p m. in the Rackham
Amphitheatre Prof. Preston Slosson
will talk on "Interpreting the News."
In the Series on Current Problems
and Policies Prof. J. F. Hostie will
speak on Wednesday afternoon at
4:15 o'clock in the Rackham Amphi-
theatre on "Europe and the Aims of
the United Nations."
Academic Notices
Institute of the Aeronautical Sci-
ences: A meeting will be held on
Tuesday night, July 27, at 7:30 p.m.,
in Room 1213 East Engineering Buil-
ding (Lecture Room, North Wing).
A sound motion picture entitled
"Aerodynamics-Air Forces on an
Airfoil" will be shown. Institute
members and any others who are
interested are invited to attend.
Graduate Students in Speech: A
symposium in practical theatre will
be held at 4 p.m. Monday in the West
Conference Room of the Rackham
Doctoral Examination for Rolland
Frederick Feldkamp, Pharmaceutical
Chemistry; thesis, "Antispasmodics:
Basic-Alkyl Esters of alpha-Naph-
thylacetic Acid and Substituted al-
pha-Naphthylacetic Acids," Monday,
July 26, 309 Chemistry, 4:00 p.m.
Chairman, F. F. Blicke.
By action of the Executive ,Board.
the Chairman may invite members
of the faculties and advanced doc-
toral students to attend this exami-
nation, and he may grant permission
to those who for sufficient reason
might wish to be present.
Preliminary examinations for the
doctorate in English will be given in
series: Aug. 4, 7, 11, 14. Please notify
Prof. N. E. Nelson by Aug. 1 of inten-
tion to take them.
All former members of the School
of Education Workshops are asked
to attend a meeting Wednesday eve-
ning at 7 o'clock in the Music. Room,
Women's Lounge, Rackham Build-
School of Education Faculty: A
special meeting of ;the faculty will be
held on Monday, Aug. 2 at 4:15 p.m.
in the University Elementary School

Hoffman, event chairman, (Tele-
phone 2-2448) before noon Sunday
and pay reservation charge on their
canoes in advance. A schedule of
these charges will be left at the in-
formation desk in the Rackham Buil-
ding for inspection by those inter-
Gamma Delta, Lutheran Student
Club, will meet this afternoon at
4:30, at 1337 Wilmot for a social hour
and supper.
Rackham Galleries: Exhibitioa of
Paintings from ten Latin-American
Republics. From the collections of
the Museum of Modern Art, New
York. Open 2 to 5, and 7 to 10 daily,
except Sundays. July 26 to Aug. 14.
' Coming Events
Students in Speech: A program of
group and individual readings will be
given at the Speech Assembly at 3
p.m. Wednesday in the Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre.
There will be an informal discus-
sion .of the topic "Nazi Secret Wea-
Pon, the Fifth Column" sponsored by
the Karl Marx Society, Michigan
Union, Wednesday evening, 7:45,
July 28. All are welcome to attend.
First Presbyterian Church: M'orn-
ing Worship-10:45 a.m. Commun-
ion and Dedication Service. There
will be a Reception of New Members.
Students who desire to affiliate at
this time are asked to meet in the
Lewis Parlor at 10 a.m. before the
Sunday Afternoon Forum- 4:00
p.m. The subject of the forum "Rus-
sia as a Peace Ally" will be conducted
by Dr. Lemon. Prof. Margaret Tracy
and Prof. L. Clark Dickinson of the
Department of Economics are to be
the resource leaders. Russian Anti-
Religious Posters will be shown. So-
cial hour and buffet supper.
First Methodist Church and Wesley
Foundation: Class for servicemen
and students at 9:30 o'clock with Dr.
E. W. Blakeman, leader. Morning
Worship at 10:40 o'clock. Dr. Charles
W. Brashares will preach on "Christ-
ian Social Service." Wesleyan Guild
nieeting at 4:30 p.m. GenevaWar-
ner and Harold Sokwitne will lead
the discussion on "Social Security."
Supper and fellowship hour at 5:30
First Congregational Church: Min-
ister, Rev. Leonard A. Parr; Director
of Student work, Rev. H. L. Pickerill;
Director of Music, Wilson Sawyer.
Public worship at 10:45 a.m. Dr.
Parr will preach on the subject "Ev-
ery Need Supplied." At 4:30 the
Congregational Disciples Guild, will
meet, at Riverside Park for an outing
of games, picnic supper and vespers.
Servicemen are especially invited.
First Church of Christ, Scientist:
409 S. Division St. Wednesday eve-
ning service at 8:00. Sunday miorn-
ing service at 10:30. Subject:
"Truth." Sunday School at 11:45.
Free public Reading Room at 106
E. Washington St. open every day
except Sundays and holidays from
11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., Saturdays
until 9 p.m.
Lutheran Student Chapel: Service
Sunday at 11 o'clock in Michigan
League Chapel. Sermon by the Rev.
Alfred Scheips, "The Christian Youth
and His Friends."
Unitarian Church: State and Hur-
on Streets. Edward H. Redman, Min-
11:00 a.m. Church Service. Sermon
by Mr. Redman on: "Soviet Achieve-
ments." 3:30 p.m. Folk Dancing on
the lawn. 4:0 p.m. Outdoor Ser-
vice and Picnic at Saline Valley

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church:
8:00 a.m., Holy Communion; 11:00
a.m., Junior Church (Nursery-4th
grade) Tatlock Hall; 11:00 a.m.,
Morning Prayer and Sermon by the
Rev. Henry Lewis; 5:00 p.m., Canter-
bury Club for Episcopal Students and
Picnic supper, swimming, and dis-
cussion at the home of Mr. and, Mrs.
L. R. Hunter, 3500 Geddes Road.
Speaker: the Rev. Paul .Musseltnan,
Rector of St. Alban's Church, High-
land Park. Topic: "What Is Man?"
Meet at Page Hall not later than 5
p.m. Transportation provided. It
will be possible for those who must
return for evening study hour to do
so. Celebration of Holy Cdn dnuion
at 8 a.m. on Wednesday in the
The Michigan Christian Fellow-
ship: The Michigan Christian Fel-
lowship will offer its regular Suniday
program this afternoon at 4:30 ir the

11 . I

German Departmental
Hours during the Summer
a.m. to 12 noon, Monday
Friday; 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
through Thursday.

Term: 8

Faculty Concert: Frieda Op't Holt
Vogan, organist, and Lynne Palmer,
harpist, of the School of Music Fac-
.ulty, will appear in a recital at 8:30
p.m. Tuesday, July 27, in Hill Audi-
torium. The public is cordially in-
Record Concert at Horace H.
Rackham Building: Another of the
weekly concerts will be given Tues-
day evening at 7:45. The program
will consist of the following record-
ings: Haydn's Quartet in D Major,
Brahms' Concerto No. 2, in B Flat
Major, and Rimski-Korsakov's Ca-
priccio Espagnol. Servicemen are
cordially invited to join the Grad-
uate Students for these concerts.
Events Today
"'Graduate Outing Club will meet
at 2:30 p.m. for a Huron River trip.
Two parties will be formed to go to
the same spot, one by canoe and one
by hiking. It is essential that those
who wish to rent canoes contact Mr.


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